Fruit & Nuts
Michigan State University Extension provides educational programs and publications based on applied research for Michigan fruit crops including apples, pears, blueberries, chestnuts, brambles, plums, cherries, grapes, peaches, strawberries and hops. These educational resources provide valuable help to Michigan growers and consumers regarding fruit pest management, food safety, business management, food processing, horticultural practices, irrigation and weed management.
July 25, 2014 | Julianna Wilson | One adult brown marmorated stink bug has been captured in a trap next to a peach orchard near Niles, Michigan in Berrien County, but no other detections have been reported.
July 25, 2014 | Eric Hanson | Find out if your fertilizer program meets the needs of fruit trees, vines and bushes by sampling leaves or petioles and having the nutrient levels measured.
July 25, 2014 | Marilyn Thelen | Farm drainage has been increasing land productivity since its introduction during the colonial times in the United States. However, there is concern today more than ever about proper management to protect surface water quality.
July 25, 2014 | Marilyn Thelen | Farmers, researchers and crop advisors from across the Midwest will travel to Ames, Iowa for the Resilient Ag Conference, August 5-7.
July 22, 2014 | Carlos García-Salazar | Blueberries are in full harvest with very good quality and yield. Spotted wing Drosophila have been limited to a few specimens in some fields. Summer raspberries are also in harvest with no problems except for a few SWD that are under control.
July 22, 2014 | Julianna Wilson | Spotted wing Drosophila numbers are climbing in southwest Michigan, but still low in other areas. Protect susceptible crops where they are detected.
July 22, 2014 | Bob Tritten | Raspberry and blueberry harvest continues across the southeast region.
July 22, 2014 | Nikki Rothwell | Sweet cherry harvest is in full swing and growers are applying ethephon in tart cherries. Tart cherry harvest will likely begin over the weekend and into next week. Overall fruit quality is good.
July 22, 2014 | Duke Elsner | Battling back from winter injury with appropriate vine canopy management will get vines ready for the next growing season.
July 22, 2014 | Joanne Davidhizar | Learn about wine and juice grape management practices, equipment and research findings at Viticulture Field Day, July 30, 2014.
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Date: Aug 15, 2014
Location: MSU Horticultural Research Center (6686 South Center Highway, Traverse City, MI 49684)
Date: Aug 19, 2014
Location: Beaverton Community Center, 142 Saginaw St., Beaverton, MI 48624.
Date: Aug 21, 2014
Location: Lemon Creek Winery, 533 E. Lemon Creek Rd., Berrien Springs, MI 49013
- Breakfast on the Farm
- Grape Days
- Growing Michigan Agriculture Conference
- Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Christmas Trees
- Michigan MarketMaker
- Michigan Spring Peach Update
- Northwest Orchard & Vineyard Show
- Statewide & Regional Fruit Meetings
- Tilling the Soil of Opportunity
- Tree Fruit Integrated Pest Management School